Episcopal Day School offers a generous benefits package, is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
Internal Number: 6
Episcopal Day is seeking a Physical Education Teacher. This individual will work with others in the Physical Education and Athletics Department to provide an engaging program to our Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth-grade students. We are looking for a passionate, committed educator with a strong background in teaching Physical Education to lower and middle school students. Candidates should be well versed in physical education instruction and comfortable working in collaborative environments.
This innovative team member will support our students and parents to carry forth the Episcopal tradition, Mission, Philosophy, and Core Values of our school. They will be responsible for designing a responsive, interdisciplinary program grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Episcopal Day is an equal opportunity employer whose core values reflect a compassionate and inclusive community that engages in service to others and fosters respect for diversity.
This position reports directly to the Athletics Director and is a 10 month position.
Create a warm and caring classroom community
Create a learning space that is differentiated, engaging and responsive
Identify and respond to individual students’ social and emotional needs
Use a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to engage students in learning
Participate in reflection and coaching activities
Lead PE activities and supervise groups of students in Pre-kindergarten thru 8th Grade Physical Education classes
Work collaboratively with Division Directors and other staff members to build positive school culture
Assist in the preparation and cleanup of PE Classes
Coach after school sports
Episcopal Day School Mission Statement
The School’s mission is to inspire, through an academically challenging course of study, the intellectual curiosity, confidence, moral courage, and character that prepare students to be leaders of positive change in the world.
Qualifications and Salary:
Commitment to the School’s mission is essential
Coach experience is preferred
Ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong time management and organizational skills
Experience in an independent school setting helpful
Willingness to model professional and ethical standards when working with students, teachers and families.
Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials associated with teaching physical education
A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational skills
Comfort with implementing current technology and curriculum
Since 1953, Episcopal Day has educated students to begin with inquiry. Taught to question, our students learn through reason. This tenet of an Episcopal education prepares our students for education in and beyond all school walls.
This is an open community. One that finds a diversity of backgrounds and cultures a fitting way to enhance our children's lives, education, and experiences. Our dedication to Service Learning in our community allows our students to recognize the importance of responsibility that comes with leading. This gained perspective shows that respect and service to others are essential elements of the world that will ultimately be theirs.
PRE-K THROUGH 8TH GRADE
While young children benefit from the mentoring of older students, the older children enjoy opportunities for leadership and responsibility. The connections that develop among students in a pre-kindergarten-to-eighth-grade environment build confidence and allow children to be themselves and take risks in a safe space.
THE VALUE OF COMMUNITY
We instill in students the social and emotional skills for effectiveness in school and in life. Our Responsive Classroom approach ensures consist...ency across grades and classrooms. School Families and cross-grade student buddies help build relationships across grade levels. These skills powerfully enhance learning.
A SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION
As an Episcopal school, we support the spiritual lives of children in an open and inclusive context. Students begin the day in a welcoming chapel service that builds community and teaches quiet reflection.
OUTREACH TO OTHERS
Through a robust Service Learning program, children experience the value of giving back. Our curriculum and service opportunities reinforce one another, leading to deeper reflection. Students engage in service to local, regional, and global communities, connecting them to a purpose larger than themselves.
LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE
The legacy of an Episcopal Day education is seen in our graduates: academic skills, self-knowledge, and enduring values – and the confidence to put them to use. We are living our mission every day.